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Cat.1837

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Book of the Dead

Cat. 1837 is a Book of the Dead papyrus made for the woman Tasheretkhonsu. The papyrus has 32 spells of which several are represented by drawings. On the top right of the papyrus, the coffin of Tasheretkhonsu is carried on a boat and an Opening of the Mouth Ritual is performed on the deceased. In the following scenes the deceased stands in adoration before several gods and she receives offerings. In the middle of the papyrus a large scene with the Elysian Fields of the netherworld is depicted. The final large scene on the left side of the papyrus shows the weighing of the heart scene. Here the deceased is standing in front of a tribunal of 42 gods (depicted at the top of the scene) contending that her actions in life were fair and that she deserves passage into the netherworld. 

Epoch

Graeco-Roman Period (332 BC-565 AD)

Dynasty

Ptolemaic Period (305-30 BC)

Pharaoh

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Provenance

Thebes (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

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Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

Cat. 1837
Name of the deceased: Tasheretkhonsu
Name of the father: Imhotep
Name and titles of the mother: Mistress of the house, Tasheretmenu

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Book of the Dead

Keywords

spell 009, spell 047, spell 012, spell 016, spell 019, spell 110, spell 027, spell 006, spell 002, spell 021, spell 008, spell 001, spell 010, spell 051, spell 043, spell 030, spell 048, spell 162, spell 045, spell 049, spell 023, spell 026, spell 044, spell 025, spell 013, spell 005, spell 018, spell 015, spell 024, spell 050, spell 046

Epoch

Graeco-Roman Period (332 BC-565 AD)

Dynasty

Ptolemaic Period (305-30 BC)

Pharaoh

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Drawing

Yes

Drawing description

Colours used: black, red, yellow, green On the top right of the papyrus, the coffin of Tasheretkhonsu is carried in a boat and an opening of the mouth ritual is performed on the deceased. In the following scenes the deceased stands in adoration before several gods and she receives offerings. In the middle of the papyrus a large scene with the Elysian fields of the netherworld is depicted. The final large scene on the left side of the papyrus shows the weighing of the heart scene, the deceased is standing in front of a tribunal of 42 gods (depicted on top of the scene) contending that her actions in life were fair and that she deserves passage into the netherworld.

Bibliographical reference

Totenbuchprojekt Bonn, TM 57600

Image

  • Text 1

Contributor

Juan José Archidona Ramírez (JJAR)

Script

hieratic

Epoch

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Dynasty

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Pharaoh

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Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Museo Egizio